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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is Rukmani when she meets the other women?
(a) In her home.
(b) At the brook.
(c) In the fields.
(d) In the village.

2. After learning that Nathan killed a cobra, Kali disagrees with his action. Why?
(a) Cobras are territorial and now many more will come to the garden.
(b) Kali believes that cobras are sacred.
(c) Kali belives that killed cobras are reincarnated as evil people.
(d) Cobras are good luck.

3. Why are some people surprised when they look at Nathan and Rukmani's daughter?
(a) She is ugly.
(b) She is beautiful.
(c) She has one arm.
(d) She is bald.

4. Which of the women is thrilled that the village has gone from being a simple group of mud huts to a small town?
(a) Janaki.
(b) Kunthi.
(c) Ira.
(d) Kali.

5. How old is Rukmani's daughter when her first son is finally born?
(a) Three.
(b) Seven.
(c) Five.
(d) Ten.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose hut is completely destroyed by the monsoon?

2. Who teaches Rukmani to read and write?

3. In what month is Ira married?

4. Who is the moneylender?

5. Why does Rukmani go into the village once or twice a week?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the villagers travel to Rukmani's home to see Ira's new child?

2. When selecting a suitable husband for Ira, Nathan and Rukmani list several requirements of the selected man. When suitable match is found, what requirements does he meet?

3. Chapter 3 opens with the village women insisting Rukmani not worry about something. What is she worried about and why?

4. In Chapter 14, why does Rukmani give Kunthi what she has demanded?

5. The farmers gather dung from their fields early each morning. What is the dung used for?

6. Why does Rukmani begin selling her vegetables in the village?

7. Why does Rukmani's mother never reproach her for the long intervals between Rukmani's visits home?

8. When Rukmani and Nathan meet Murugan's wife, what does she tell them?

9. With only three weeks until the rice is ready for harvesting, what is Rukmani most afraid of regarding Kuti?

10. Why does Selvam's decision to work with Kenny disappoint Nathan?

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